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libbloom>=1.6-2 update requires manual intervention

2019-07-11

The libbloom package prior to version 1.6-2 was missing a soname link. This has been fixed in 1.6-2, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libbloom: /usr/lib/libbloom.so.1 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libbloom.so.1

to perform the upgrade.

mariadb 10.4.x update requires manual intervention

2019-06-27

The update to mariadb 10.4.6-1 and later changes configuration layout as recommended by upstream.

The main configuration file moved from /etc/mysql/my.cnf (and its include directory /etc/mysql/my.cnf.d/) to /etc/my.cnf (and /etc/my.cnf.d/). Make sure to move your configuration.

Instantiated services (like mariadb@foo.service) are no longer configured in separate files (like /etc/mysql/myfoo.cnf). Instead move your configuration to configuration blocks with group suffix in main configuration file, one for each service. A block should look something like this:

[mysqld.foo]
datadir = /var/lib/mysql-foo
socket …

libutf8proc>=2.1.1-3 update requires manual intervention

2018-07-14

The libutf8proc package prior to version 2.1.1-3 had an incorrect soname link. This has been fixed in 2.1.1-3, so the upgrade will need to overwrite the untracked soname link created by ldconfig. If you get an error

libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem

when updating, use

pacman -Suy --overwrite usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2

to perform the upgrade.

js52 52.7.3-2 upgrade requires intervention

2018-05-04

Due to the SONAME of /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so not matching its file name, ldconfig created an untracked file /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so.0. This is now fixed and both files are present in the package.

To pass the upgrade, remove /usr/lib/libmozjs-52.so.0 prior to upgrading.

glibc 2.27-2 and pam 1.3.0-2 may require manual intervention

2018-04-20

The new version of glibc removes support for NIS and NIS+. The default /etc/nsswitch.conf file provided by filesystem package already reflects this change. Please make sure to merge pacnew file if it exists prior to upgrade.

NIS functionality can still be enabled by installing libnss_nis package. There is no replacement for NIS+ in the official repositories.

pam 1.3.0-2 no longer ships pam_unix2 module and pam_unix_*.so compatibility symlinks. Before upgrading, review PAM configuration files in the /etc/pam.d directory and replace removed modules with pam_unix.so. Users of pam_unix2 should also reset their passwords after …

Older News

2018-02-22
zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention
2017-11-08
The end of i686 support
2017-09-02
Perl library path change
2017-05-15
Deprecation of ABS tool and rsync endpoint
2017-03-15
ca-certificates-utils 20170307-1 upgrade requires manual intervention
2017-02-27
mesa with libglvnd support is now in testing
2017-01-25
Phasing out i686 support
2017-01-14
xorg-server 1.19.1 is now in extra
2016-12-30
OpenVPN 2.4.0 update requires administrative interaction
2016-10-31
ttf-dejavu 2.37 will require forced upgrade

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